Dr.Bowden was Lizzy Borden’s neighbor, doctor, first at the crime scene and he testified at her trial. These are facts. This is a work of fiction which picks up after all of this is over and Dr. Bowen is retired. Dr. Bowden tells this story. Often through conversations he recounts with his wife.
Dr Bowen is haunted. By what he doesn’t know. He is trying to figure things out. What’s real and isn’t real is questionable to him and the reader at times.
This is a brilliantly imaginative story. The author did an awesome job of bringing reality into this work of fiction. Statements taken directly from the court records are peppered throughout. The actual transcript from the trial is included at the end of this book.
The characters are well defined. This is an enjoyable and easy read. You can enjoy this even if you do not know the story of Lizzy Borden
The author has put together three tales or short stories. There is a brilliant common theme. I loved this book even more when I realized that. Each is about some form of success. Each tale is better than the previous one. A fun easy read.
Billy Edmonds (Belinda Edmonds) is the main character in a complex thriller. Now a Disgraced journalist, Billy returns home to New York. An added feature to this book is that the reader gets to experience day to day life as a New Yorker (living in New York City). Billy’s Mom is a rich and successful editor. Ongoing friction in the mother daughter relationship is peppered throughout this book.
Billy works for a tabloid. The cheap papers on sale by checkout counters that people leaf through while waiting to pay for their purchase at the supermarket. From top of her field to the bottom. It’s not fun for Billy. Her life begins to get complicated when she is innocently connected to a murder. This evolves into something no one would ever predict. Billy luckily knows all the right people to figure out who is behind the corruption and crimes that seem linked to the initial murder. Billy becomes a victim herself which complicates the plot.
The characters are well defined. The book is ok at the beginning. Then the plot builds up to an all out page turner. Corruption is everywhere. Getting to the root of it is like peeling an onion. Billy uses her skills to follow the money and is forced to once again deal with the reproductions of her reporting the facts in the news.